Latest News & Coming Events

  • Thursday, September 19, 2013
    Please see the press release below regarding the tentative deal reached yesterday.The special meeting previously scheduled for tonight to discuss strike issues is still going forward. The agenda has...
  • Monday, September 16, 2013
    September 13, 2013Dear Colleagues, Sisters, and Brothers: BC’s public education system thrives because of the work you all do in classrooms, schools, board offices, and communities.
  • Thursday, September 12, 2013
    The evening of September 10th, CUPE BC K-12 presidents met by conference call and heard a detailed report from the provincial table.
  • Tuesday, September 10, 2013
    CUPE’s talks with the BC Public Schools Employers’ Association will continue on September 16, but a lack of progress on a reasonable wage increase for education workers in BC’s K-12 system threatens...
  • Tuesday, September 10, 2013
    CUPE’s K-12 Presidents’ Council Bargaining Sub-committee met with the employer Wednesday through Sunday, but came away from the table “very disappointed” with the latest offer.“This latest proposal...
  • Friday, September 6, 2013
    Welcome back to the new school year. Following is an update on bargaining/strike preparation.
  • Friday, September 6, 2013
  • Wednesday, September 4, 2013
    From time to time, vacations are ruined because of illness, injury or medical emergency.  Our collective agreement does not deal with what happens to vacation credits when a member is sick or...
  • Wednesday, September 4, 2013
    Think of a Police Record Check report as being a dragnet on a fishing trawler:  As a dragnet catching everything in the sea. Your Employer is licensed to catch tuna. What to do about the bycatch...
  • Thursday, August 22, 2013
    Flex time is commonly referred to as flexible work schedules and includes any additional shifts worked outside of your normal regularly schedules hours of work, excluding hours coded as overtime. As...
  • Thursday, August 22, 2013
    Provincial level bargaining for CUPE education members will resume on September 4. Previous talks broke off on August 9 when it became clear that the employer was not prepared for bargaining. The new...
  • Tuesday, August 13, 2013
    Despite assurances that the provincial government was prepared to bargain with CUPE education workers in August, negotiations have broken off indefinitely.“They called us back to the table. We were...
  • Thursday, August 8, 2013
    Response to the Health Authority’s Attack on Work-Life BalanceMany of you have been adversely impacted by the process Vancouver Coastal Health has followed in implementing the 37.5 hour work week....
  • Wednesday, August 7, 2013
    The 91 lab assistants and research assistants employed by Animal Care Services at the University of British Columbia have voted to join CUPE Local 116.
  • Monday, July 22, 2013
    The following letter, written by CUPE National President Paul Moist, is a response to an article by Russ Hiebert from the National Post published on July 17, entitled "
  • Wednesday, July 10, 2013
    After the first week of summer vacation for students, education workers across the province are resolved to make sure BC schools are clean, safe, and inclusive.  The 27,000 CUPE education...
  • Monday, July 8, 2013
    In order to ensure proper representation for local governments, Premier Christy Clark should instruct her caucus members who left local council or mayors’ positions to run as MLAs to resign their...
  • Tuesday, June 25, 2013
    CUPE Locals 15 and 407 and the IUOE Local 963 successfully completed their job action at the VSB Workshop this morning, June 25, 2013 at 11:45 a.m.All three locals employed at the Workshop...
  • Friday, June 21, 2013
    The results are in! Sister Leanne Toderian has been elected as the President for a two year term ending May 27, 2015. She was sworn in at the General Membership Meeting on June 26, 2013....
  • Friday, June 14, 2013
    As reported in the most recent K-12 Bargaining Bulletin, more than 70 percent of the 27,000 CUPE K-12 workers in BC are now under a strike mandate. Thirty-eight of CUPE's K-12 locals in BC have held...